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    The Southern Poverty Law Center has worked tirelessly to eradicate the last vestiges of poverty, Southern or otherwise, in the lifestyle of founder Morris Dees (a member of the Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame) by smearing people like Dick Lamm, three-times Democratic governor of Colorado. Some of the moolah raised from the affluent saps...
  • I guess it looks like a trailer…to those who inhabit them!

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  • So, does Levin then equate Conservative=Nazi?

    If so, that is rather-oh what is the word?-hateful!

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  • This is the new $242 million arts high school in downtown Los Angeles. I don't know what the giant spiral thing-a-mabob is supposed to be: to me, it looks like a nightmare water slide that will send children plummeting out of its airborne bottom end to their deaths:Whhhheeeeeeeee ... Splat.Designed by the award-winning Austrian architecture...
  • When I first saw it, I thought it was a cool waterslide. Now I think it looks like oppression and death.

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  • Great post.

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  • I would love to read a Tom Wolfe essay-review on these two buildings — the Robot and the Cathedral. He needs to update his From Bauhaus to Our House and The Painted Word (was that the title?) There’s been so much more fun stuff since then.

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  • “Castillans and so on are of mixed descent” = True, but…
    Iberians = Mediterranics
    Kelts = Nordics-Alpins
    Romans = Alpins-”Med”-Dinarics
    Visigotics = Nordics
    Arabs = Mediterranics
    Jewish = Mediterranics
    Berbers = Mediterranics
    And guess what? – All Caucasians!
    Now compare with North Americans …

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  • So – my post on bolshevik nihilism & the "architecture" of Tel Aviv – was it censored, or was it lost in the ether?

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  • >In defense of Mexican culture and architecture, it's quite true that Mexico produced a lot of stunning visual artists, muralist, painters and so on. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera come to mind.

    testing99, frida kahlo goes in the same bin as lee krasner, yoko ono and that girl who married kurt cobain.

    yes there have been great female artists in the world. but hardly ever are the talented female artists married to famous male artists……….the artistic women married to famous artists usually have other business skills or promotional talents. perhaps insecure male artists no matter how talented tend to avoid taking truly talented artists as wives.

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  • that was hilarious, steve.

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  • “Funnily enough, the Hispanics and Native Americans that I know, seem to have a very high artistic bent. I would say far higher than any random group of Euros I have ever known.”

    Graffiti is not art.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Spending $242 million US for a high school is beyond absurd.

    Absurd? It all depends on which side of the 'who? whom?' equation you are on. It sounds like you don't understand that this stuff is a form of warfare.

    From Marx to Lenin & Gramsci, to the Frankfurt School, to Alinsky…

    It's all so complex. Don't bother trying to understand it. You probably don't have the intellectual firepower.

    So just keep drinking your beer and watching sports on your prolefeed. And when gigantic monstrosities like these suddenly pop up alongside the road on your commute to work, just tell yourself that it's not important. Just like the FISA court. And the national eavesdropping program. And the Attorney General's statements on gun confiscations etc.

    Everything's cool, man.

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  • Just listened to airtalk piece on the high school. No mention of how expensive this monstrosity is…

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  • http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2064/dsc03610swc.jpg
    The Italians have a little more flair. This “midieval castle” at the end of the park in the Tuscan Hill Town of Volterra is actually a modern prison.

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  • Narcitecture.

    The dead craft of narcissistic architects.

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  • Maybe both the arts school and the cathedral could be taken over by the $outhern Poverty Law Center, whose bosses’, uh, brutalistic architectural taste has already been discussed in a previous Steve Sailer post.

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  • A community college in my area recently built a seven-story building for health sciences education (various nursing courses, pharmacy training, et cetera). It cost $50 million Canadian. Spending $242 million US for a high school is beyond absurd.

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  • Just want to add that Spanish architecture is influenced by Arab architecture.

    Yes but Arab architecture borrowed heavily from the Byzantine style.

    Just keep repeating the PC crap they taught you in school.

    The real problem with modern architecture – and much of modern art, period – is that there are too many artists looking to break new ground. Properly applying established forms, or simple, subtel variations on them, isn’t good enough because no one will remember you.

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  • “Planet Japania”… for some reason, I can’t get “Intergalactic” (Beastie Boys) out of my head, either the song or the music video.

    For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the video features a giant Japanese robot breakdancing (just the “popping” part, nothing really acrobatic) and battling a squid-like monster.

    I can just see that high school coming to life and fighting the cathedral to the Beastie Boys…

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  • Thom Mayne designed that SF federal building. His CalTrans building in downtown LA could serve as the Ministry of Love headquarters in a movie version of 1984.

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  • San Francisco hates the federal government, and the fedgov returned the favor, with their new building. That picture doesn’t show how really ugly it is.

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  • Bill says: • Website

    We must have something in common, Steve. Although I am no golfer, I love wandering golf courses under a full moon, and I find modern “art” to be a bad joke at best.

    Here’s a Chinese golf artist I found some time ago:

    Chen Wenbo

    Not brilliant, but pleasant at least. My best friend in Beijing is a fanatic golfer. I wonder whether we will see some of the world’s most spectacular golf courses in Asia soon. It certainly would follow some of the traditions of the Qing dynasty, what with the Yuanmingyuan (criminally burnt by the British) and other such superb parks.

    Perhaps you should go play there, Steve.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “i’m beginning to think that calling these people “hispanics” is itself some kind of political correctness. now these do nothing, invent nothing, contribute nothing american indians and mestizos are somehow associated with the spanish and anything the spanish have done, instead of with their own backwater, third world culture.”

    Funnily enough, the Hispanics and Native Americans that I know, seem to have a very high artistic bent. I would say far higher than any random group of Euros I have ever known.

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  • LBK says:

    I vote for traditional architecture. The modern stuff looks horrible.

    Near where I live there is a stretch of highway known as “Church Row” because there are 5houses of worship along it in a half-mile. Driving by you can see a side-by side comparison of different styles of architecture. There are 2 Protestant churches that are very modern and ugly, then a Roman Catholic church that is more traditional and more attrative. Then there is an Eastern Orthodox church that is still more traditional and attractive.

    Most good-looking of all is the brand-new Mosque, built in authentic Old World style with no visible concessions to modernity. It looks like it was airlifted directly from the Mideast to the Midwest.

    Also very visually pleasing is a new Hindu temple in traditional style. Interestingly, it is on the opposite side of town from the Mosque. Perhaps these two groups instinctively realize that they shouldn’t live too close together.

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  • Where I live, all the attractive buildings were built before WWII. Everything that’s been built since then looks horrid. WWII was about when architecture in this country went bad.

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  • These ugly buildings have nothing to do with Mexican immigrants, and everything to do with trendy European architects who just want to show off how avant-garde they are, and couldn’t care less about creating something of beauty.

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  • Modern architecture has much in common with modern art: they’re both ugly as hell, and they’re both symptoms of the decline of Western culture.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Testing 99 said:
    “In defense of Mexican culture and architecture, it’s quite true that Mexico produced a lot of stunning visual artists, muralist, painters and so on. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera come to mind.”

    Ah, such a lovely painting of such a lovely woman:

    Frida Kahlo’s self portrait:

    http://hipretty.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/frida-kahlo-self-protrait-1940.jpg

    Oh, yeah, Frida Kahlo is stunning all right. Stunning like the when-someone-hits-you-over-the-head- with-a-club-and-knocks-you-cuckoo kind of stunning.

    Gaaack

    Oh. Here’s another visual stunner:

    http://rawartint.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/fridakahlowithouthope.jpg

    That one hurt my eye.

    or for the gluttons for punishment among us, enjoy:
    http://thedreamatists.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/suicide-frida-kahlo-b.jpg

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Truth wrote:

    The Frank Ghery thing is kind of like GANGSTER RAP FOR RICH OLD WHITE GUYS:

    On of you pulls up, lets down your tinted car window at the stoplight and subjects everyone within earshot to your ill-conceived odious version of art, except that the light aint’ gonna change for the next 150 years.”

    Truth, I vigorously agree with you on this point. In fact, much of academia is -infected- with noveau ideologies (think Derridia, Sartre, Foucault) that is pretty much the same thing: intellectual gangster rap designed to insure academic “street” cred by being so edgy and ‘authentic’. Hell, much of modern art is pretty much the same thing. I seen a snippet of an art exhibition that had a bicycle seat as a dog’s head, and other ordinary objects glued together to make up the animal’s body. The “piece” was called “Black Dog” in homage to the old Led Zeppelin song. A thirteen-year-old could have made it, easily. It was not “art”. Beautiful sculptures and paintings are art, putting junk together that vaguely resemble another object isn’t art——its just snarky juvenilia and needs to be called such.

    Im not against “modern” buildings, but the “form-follows-function” argument used to explain modern architecture doesn’t explain these buildings as they have much that is completely uneccessary. That waterslide-looking-thingy assuredly serves no purpose at all, except for being “edgy” and looking “vanguard”. Whatever it cost, it was a waste, by definition going against the grain of modernism was supposed to be.

    BTW—–Ive been told that many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses had leaky roofs and drafts.

    miles

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  • Josh says:

    Re “dearimie”:LOL! At least that ugly monolithic POS wasnt designed by Frank Gehry,alias Frank Goldberg! It wouldve been worse! And Steves comment that it looks lie its aiming a giant ray gun at the cathedral—-thats exactly what it looks like! I cant see plodding I-cant-wait-til-i-can-droput-and-work-to-support-my-family-and -my-car Hispanics being happy in this thing. Why not a nice normal modern attractive fun building where kids can be happy to go to? Not that many,if any, high schools,which tend to be ugly foreboding Temples of Doom,look good;I guess this is not much worse than the rest!

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  • how many days until that high school’s signature tower is covered in spray paint?

    Would that be vandalism, or youthful MexAmerican artists’ aesthetic contribution to their school?

    Does the architect realize whom he is building for?

    Whom? Himself, that’s who.

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  • What happened to the smart pinko potsmoker architecture from the seventies- recycled beer can Bucky Fullerdomes with used tire solar heat collectors?

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  • Spanish not Mexican.

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  • Come on, at least the starchitect made a site visit. A lot of them don’t even bother with that perfunctory step. Sure, invading flame-throwing robots aren’t your cup of tea, but they clearly are for Old Man Broad. I think he very much got his money’s worth.

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  • I’m still horrified (maybe ’cause I’m a former RC) at the statue of the Virgin Mary at the LA Cathedral. I mean, wt-bleep?!

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  • They’ve been doing a lot of this doom robot architecture all around downtown. The new Caltrans building on 1st and Main looks like it was a collaboration between Gillette and Darth Vader.

    http://www.tropolism.com/archives/caltrans1.jpg

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  • My first thought was: how many days until that high school’s signature tower is covered in spray paint? Does the architect realize whom he is building for?

    Maybe this style of architecture is intended to be improved by tagging, like some kinds of stone are improved by weathering.

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  • A funny post, Steve. “Water Partk of Doom”, “Planet Japania” – LOL.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Jody makes a good point. “Hispanic” has become more of a political word than a descriptive one. How much of Hispanic culture is actually European (especially in the Southwest)? That might be worth adding to the dialog. Americans generally have no awareness of ethnic differences in Mexico or have ever heard the term mestizos.

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  • Whiskey [AKA "Testing99"] says:

    In defense of Mexican culture and architecture, it’s quite true that Mexico produced a lot of stunning visual artists, muralist, painters and so on. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera come to mind.

    Certainly in Mexico and throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, some stunning Cathedrals and Missions were constructed, often without detailed plans, by native labor and various mestizo adventurers, of mixed blood. And indeed even Castillans and so on were of mixed descent: Arab, native Celtic Iberian, some Jewish, Roman, and Visigoth descent all mixed together.

    What made Spanish colonial architecture superior to Aztec architecture was the cultural gifts of the Greeks and Romans that the Spanish had and the Aztecs lacked. Aztec architecture was brutalist, gigantic human sacrifice platforms (ala the Mayas and Toltecs and Incas) designed to intimidate and cause fear. Spanish Colonial missions and Cathedrals are designed to uplift and promise God’s love within, by showing majesty and … beauty.

    The Aztecs were masters of creating fear and intimidation but could not create a single bit of beauty.

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  • Amidst a sea of Obama bumper stickers on one woman’s vehicle I saw yesterday, I noticed one that said something like “the world will be a better place when teachers are given all the money they need and the Air Force has to put on a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

    Might I suggest the educrats stop wasting money on stuff like this first?

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  • “Modern art” without beauty was influenced by communist attempts at psy-ops against the American populace. That’s not to say everyone was in on it, or that modern practitioners don’t have their own justifications, but its one part of the history of ugly architecture and installation art.

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  • “Steve Sailer said…

    Yes, the Cathedral’s architect did make that argument — that he had included abstracted, deconstructed hints of the Spanish Mission style.”

    Great post, Steve. You could submit that picture to James Kunstler for his “Eyesore of the Month” category – but then he’d have to acknowledge you, which he would never do. Like many economists seem to now, he’d prefer to remain ignorant.

    Modern architecture is very much like the creature in John Carpenter’s “The Thing” – it digests and absorbs a variety of organic styles, and then vomits them up as hideous, grotesque, misshapen monstrosities.

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  • Steve’s on his game today.

    Personally, I think the Japanese futuristic robot may have trouble with the secret prisons perimeter defenses when they have their inevitable battle over the Freeway.

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  • Truth says: • Website

    The Frank Ghery thing is kind of like gangster rap for rich old white guys:

    On of you pulls up, lets down your tinted car window at the stoplight and subjects everyone within earshot to your ill-conceived odious version of art, except that the light aint’ gonna change for the next 150 years.

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  • Just want to add that Spanish architecture is influenced by Arab architecture.

    It very much suits the climate and the natural materials they had available and that, in turn, matches up with SoCal very well.

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  • any aztec temple design elements in los angeles architecture?

    Certainly: Frank Lloyd Wright’s textile block houses.

    My first thought was: how many days until that high school’s signature tower is covered in spray paint? Does the architect realize whom he is building for?

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  • LOL. so what we’re saying is, yet again, that white guys from spain did something noteworthy, but aztecs did not.

    any aztec temple design elements in los angeles architecture?

    i’m beginning to think that calling these people “hispanics” is itself some kind of political correctness. now these do nothing, invent nothing, contribute nothing american indians and mestizos are somehow associated with the spanish and anything the spanish have done, instead of with their own backwater, third world culture.

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  • Steve, have you ever seen the Court House in Santa Barbara – its amazing, The intermarried Anglo-Spanish (as in of descent from Spain not metizo) elite of SB really did a great job after the earth quauke and it conintues to be one of the most human cities in California.

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  • The Jewish elite has high verbal intelligence and low visospatial, in short they would rather have buildings you can argue about than look at.

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  • Most of the great Mission-Style architecture in LA is due to Anglo architects like Benjamin Goodhue’s … Caltech, LA Library, and in San Diego at the park the exposition tower.

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  • “looks like an invading robot from Planet Japania that’s aiming to torch the Cathedral with its flamethrower:”

    LOL

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  • “Starchitects”

    Hee hee.

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  • Actually, the indigenous Hispanic style might go back 400 to 500 years. Its superiority over the modern Fascist style is transcendently obvious.

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  • Yet another example of the horrific cultural transformation inflicted on poor Los Angeles by massive Mexican immigration!

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  • Yes, the Cathedral’s architect did make that argument — that he had included abstracted, deconstructed hints of the Spanish Mission style. And if you stare at the Cathedral for ten minutes, you can, indeed, make out those remnants. Whether the congregation will get much from this is another question. (To be fair, the interior is serene.)

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  • The architect of the Roman Catholic church on the left might well argue that his design DOES pay tribute to the Spanish Mission style. These tributes can be rather dubious.

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  • I suspect that you are hinting that Hispanic-Americans have contributed only one thing of merit to California, and that the dim Gringos are ignoring it. Perhaps you are even hinting that a particular aesthetically-challenged subset of Gringos might be to blame?

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  • What is it with modern architects and windows?

    Either they make the whole building a window so the HVAC has to run 24/7 to keep the inhabitants from stewing in their own sweat, or they design these giant sensory deprivation chambers.

    –Senor Doug

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  • The Southern Poverty Law Center has worked tirelessly to eradicate the last vestiges of poverty, Southern or otherwise, in the lifestyle of founder Morris Dees (a member of the Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame) by smearing people like Dick Lamm, three-times Democratic governor of Colorado. Some of the moolah raised from the affluent saps...
  • Also, this Kunstler review is hilarious:
    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore_200709.html

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  • Read Kunstler’s funny review of
    the Parthenonhc

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  • Good question, silver. My (crummy) answer is that they’re not THAT politically incorrect.

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  • Scandinavian and Alpine socialists dole out services because they’ve figured that people who can turn over a decade of free education and the best nutrition in history into an inability to hold down a job are not going to be autonomous no matter what – it’s just unpleasant to make them starve or live in the street.

    So why pay them to perpetuate their poverty? It’d make more sense to double or triple, hell even quadruple their “entitlements” if would voluntarily sterilize. You don’t even have to be explicitly hereditarian; you just base it on the unhappy acceptance that the poor perpetuate their poverty generation after generation and that nothing that can really be done about it. I don’t know why egalitarians have fits about these things. The people who sterilize will unquestionably lead better lives and probably never think for a second about the “larger forces” at play.

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  • This business of putting dun-colored Le Cobusier-esque blocks on columns really should be punishable by hard labor. I don’t care what their rationale, it’s trite as well as butt-ugly.
    Architecture really is different; I’ll accept a work of art–book, painting, film, etc–that requires an explanation, some context, but the context for a building is its landscape, not theory. That thing’s gotta sit there while fad and fashion shift ever-on. I haven’t read Kunstler on architecture but it sounds like he’s right-on about the lack of respect architects have for the space around their buildings.

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  • Anony-mouse: As Gandalf the Wizard tells us, “Help may come from unexpected places.”

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  • “Hey, who are WE to judge whether this building is aesthetically pleasing or not?”

    I don’t know. Who are you?

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  • Kunstler says he is not a conservative.

    His defenders here say he is a conservative.

    So his defenders are either calling him a liar or its possible to be conservative and non-conservative at the same time.

    Reading kunstler.com does not reveal someone of a conservative temperament unless being hyper-apocolyptic qualifies as being conservative (peak oil today, Y2K then, next who knows).

    OTOH if I could find anything on the internet indicating that he smuggled diamonds I might change my mind about him being somewhat nerdy.

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  • I have always said that art reflects the inner souls of the cultures they come from…so what does the Jewish aesthetic sense..or lack thereof, say about them?”

    Oh, God help us…

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  • Good point Kudzu Bob.

    Kunstler’s commentary on his “eyesore of the month” page is a good example of this.

    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore.html

    Read his comment on the November 2008 eye sore of the month.

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  • Hey, who are WE to judge whether this building is aesthetically pleasing or not? [/sarcasm]

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “high verbal intelligence, low visual intelligence.
    I have always said that art reflects the inner souls of the cultures they come from…so what does the Jewish aesthetic sense..or lack thereof, say about them?”

    It seems like you answered your question in your first phrase.

    “The design was perpetrated by Erdy-McHenry Architecture.”

    Doesn’t sound very Jewish.

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  • This building’s so bad I couldn’t resist posting about it myself on corrupt.org.

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  • The Death Star, the Emperor’s New Clothes, and the Hitler Bunker… I guess this building is so butt-ugly that Kunstler can’t just stick to calling it one name.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Re: kudzu bob – “genuine conservatives might reasonably find his advocacy of livable, pedestrian-friendly towns and neighborhoods far more congenial than they do the socially corrosive notions of Republican proponents of free trade and open borders.”

    Very good point.

    The only way to salvage the Republican Party and possibly the conservative movement as a whole in America is to begin to reactivate America’s thousands of decaying/abandoned small towns and/or retrofit its suburbs, not to mention resettle its vast rural areas (HUGE potential waiting to be tapped) – these areas must again become repopulated by the enterprising, hardy, and independent-minded people of the past who built and settled America – and judging by their lifestyles those people were profoundly conservative.

    One of the great tragedies of modern America is the depopulation of countryside and of the small-medium sized towns/cities of America and the herding of all of these people in to soul-crushing anonymity of suburbia and/or the cities where they then become virtual slaves to the hyperconsumerist lifestyle and thus lose all individual initiative and economic freedom, dependent as they are on the bureaucrats and/or plutocrats in the high-rises of the nearest downtown district.

    By (re)making conservative and traditionalist communities which are socially cohesive, pleasant and crime free (i.e., generally White), well-planned and at least semi-walkable, full of small or medium-sized independent businesses, built with decent architecture and surrounded by workable farmland, ranchlands, and/or forests – the Republicans and conservatives of America can regain the spirit which made America great. This may be the only way for conservatives to oppose the centralization of political and economic power, along with the creeping totalitarianism, that is associated with the modern Multicult Left and Neo-Con Right.

    Republicans/conservatives will only continue to lose by running away from the problem by retreating further in to the suburban wasteland of hyperconsumption, and by clustering along America’s coast with all of the leftist rootless cosmopolitans which inhabit it.

    Much of suburbia and urban America along the coasts is ripe for abandonment by conservatives – by remaining there they are fighting a losing battle; conversely, vast swathes of America are virtually empty and ripe for (re)settlement by people seeking a new life where they can rebuild truly conservative communities.

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  • Kunstler believes our society is going down because of future fossil fuel shortages. He probably shares some VDare positions on population and the causes of financial collapse.

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  • Doesn’t the SPLC’s new building itself constitute some kind of hate-crime?

    Whoever designed this monstrosity falls in a long line of misanthropic T-square slingers – Le Corbusier, Speer, Gehry – architects for whom buildings are “spaces” designed according to some soul-destroying philosphy, not buildings that people actually live and work in.

    They really must hate us.

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  • high verbal intelligence, low visual intelligence.
    I have always said that art reflects the inner souls of the cultures they come from…so what does the Jewish aesthetic sense..or lack thereof, say about them?

    WASPs= Sargent, Homer, Rockwell, Turner, Reynolds, the Pre-Raphealites…
    Jews=?

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  • A lot of liberal and conservative is the community you live in; most American liberals espouse positions that would be right-wing in Europe, but if born there would probably have been socialists or communists. – SFG

    Your first clause is right on. I would clarify your second though – most American liberals espouse positions that would be right-wing for western Europe (Spain, France, and the UK). Most American liberals are quite politically correct (though not particularly socialistic) by comparison to the mainstream of the smaller countries of central and northern Europe.

    Austria, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Switzerland – a lot of politicians and regular folks in those countries have a plain-spoken manner that would make the American left cry its little eyes out. Their reasoning for providing services to the poor is often the opposite of Anglo-American reasoning (think of it as Fabian thought for the semi-literate) – PC Anglophones are waiting for welfare to “liberate” or “empower” the poor. Scandinavian and Alpine socialists dole out services because they’ve figured that people who can turn over a decade of free education and the best nutrition in history into an inability to hold down a job are not going to be autonomous no matter what – it’s just unpleasant to make them starve or live in the street.

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  • Re “If Kunstler’s not a conservative, what’s he doing in ‘The American Conservative’?

    “Truth in advertising!”

    Anony-mouse, conservatism is not some brand of soft drink on a store shelf. Neither is it an ideology. Rather, conservatism is a temperament, a habit of mind sometimes found in strange places. Many conservatives hold Gore Vidal in high regard for his fierce, lifelong defense of what remains of the American republic, for instance.

    As for Kunstler, genuine conservatives might reasonably find his advocacy of livable, pedestrian-friendly towns and neighborhoods far more congenial than they do the socially corrosive notions of Republican proponents of free trade and open borders.

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  • Shalom Anony-mouse:

    James Kunstler wrote a book, the Geography of Nowhere, that contained some conservative themes, lamenting the destruction of the landscape and the homogenization of architecture across the USA, mostly via national corporations. This is the kind of thinking that was commonplace among real conservatives back in the day.

    But Kunstler overdoes much of his stuff, and in his youth was arrested for diamond smuggling, likely on behalf of a family business so he didn’t have much choice in the matter (i.e., do it or else).

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  • It’s asymmetric, loud, not integrated into the surroundings, probably dysfunctional, probably expensive, and trendy as hell.
    It’s also ugly but no one there would have the guts to say that.
    Perfect match of form and function. The architect must have had a good laugh.
    Cheers Morris. Don’t sue me please!

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  • Since ‘social justice’ is despotic the building at least constitutes truth in advertising.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Whew – Kunstler narrowly escaped being put on the list! (The list Steve and VDARE and so many others are on: dangerous racists and domestic terrorists per the SPLC.)

    Kunstler pulled out his bona fides just in time: I’m a Jew! And not a right wing Jew or self-hater – I’m a Democrat Jew!

    Oh, well then it’s okay.

    For now.

    When hearing Dees rant about “domestic terrorists” or that sort of thing, who else gets a strong whiff of Freudian projection?

    Hopefully a gust of wind will blow that hideous monstrosity on its side – right on to Dees’s sports car.

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  • Holy…! It really does look like a high-rise trailer!

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  • The Southern ‘Poverty’ Law Center is a hate group itself which exists to shakedown people and smear people–if they had it their way there would be no such thing as free speech.

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  • If Kunstler’s not a conservative, what’s he doing in ‘The American Conservative’?

    Truth in advertising!

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    So the leftists are eating their own dogfood, at least as far as aesthetics go.

    I was told recently by someone who spent some time in Australia that office buildings there are often not air-conditioned. This is because air conditioning is supposed to be bad for the environment.

    If only somebody could introduce that meme into the Montgomery, Alabama central business district.

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  • This calls to mind a bad English architect’s famous epitaph: “Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.”

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  • But we really know why it looks like that, right? This thing was built to withstand a pretty powerful bomb blast. As OKBOMB students know, Morris Dees has an extremely shady history regarding the attack. A 1996 FBI memo released in 2004 confirms that the SPLC had an informant in white nationalist compound Elohim City prior to the bombing. How closely the SPLC and the FBI were working has never been disclosed by either party (though Dees later admitted in a press conference that the SPLC had people there) but it’s clear that the FBI was aware of the SPLC’s informant, and it’s therefore likely that the SPLC was a conduit for whatever information their informant learned. At the same press conference (at SE Oklahoma State U a few years back), Dees even admitted that they were aware McVeigh had been to Elohim City before the bombing, something the FBI to this day refuses to acknowledge–despite several other informants that have come forward claiming to have seen him there and a speeding ticket McVeigh received a few miles from the rural compound, turned up by the AP. Dees claims that although they knew who McVeigh was and that he’d been to Elohim City prior to the bombing, they “didn’t have him on our radar until after he was arrested.” Unfortunately for Dees, this cannot be true. It’s well-known that McVeigh visited Elohim City under the name Tim Tuttle, and was only known by that name there. Therefore unless Dees was simply bragging about the extent of his informant network, the SPLC knew a great deal more about McVeigh prior to the bombing than Dees lets on. Most chillingly, the FBI memo involving the SPLC describes the phone call McVeigh made from AZ to the compound, looking for a helper, two days before the bombing. How much Dees, the SPLC and the FBI knew beforehand is certainly open to speculation, and Dees’s lack of candor in the matter makes one suspicious as to what kind of relationship he has/had with the government.

    Of course, the connection between the ADL and the Washington Post in the OKBOMB case, which reads like something out of a conspiracy movie, is even more disturbing.

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  • SFG says:

    Amusing that he’s a New York Jew and a Democrat, not a conservative.

    Ed Koch and Jackie Mason always struck me as conservative, for New York. A lot of liberal and conservative is the community you live in; most American liberals espouse positions that would be right-wing in Europe, but if born there would probably have been socialists or communists.

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  • From the New York Times: When it comes to designing buildings that are good for the environment, Europe gets it. What the hell is this? A giant periscope? A robot octopus' tentacle with a big sucker on the tip? My published articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer
  • Dave says:

    Tommy:

    “It tells you something about the complete lack of productivity of Latin Americans…”

    Interesting about the Mennonites, but South America is a complex picture when it comes to productivity and development. They do some things down there better than us — e.g., Brazil freeing itself from dependence on foreign oil, Chile adopting a cutting-edge Social Security system based on private accounts, etc. (Brazil and Chile were dictatorships at the time these policies were initiated, so politics wasn’t a hindrance). Regarding Curitiba (which I’d like to visit someday), Brazil does some things a lot worse than us, including being too tolerant of squatters.

    The NY Times article doesn’t mention it, but when the migration to Curitiba was heavy, but not as heavy as it is now, then-mayor Jamie Lerner started offering the poor migrants one hour consults with professional architects, who helped these folks build rational homes, one room at a time (they could add rooms as they could afford it). Sounds like the influx got to heavy for all that.

    I don’t know as much about Curitiba, but I have often wondered why Brazil didn’t buy out the favela dwellers in places like Rio de Janeiro. Some of those slums are on choice real estate — hilltops with city and ocean views. Brazil could sell the rights to that land to condo developers, and use the proceeds from that sale to build new housing for the slum dwellers in the exurbs, and give them cold cash if they agree to move there. Anyhow…

    Anonymous:

    “Could someone please provide a link to the article on Curitiba?

    Here you go: The Road to Curitiba

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  • Almost any comparison between “backward” US and “efficient, advanced” Europe has to take into account the US having to deal with low-IQ minorities eating up local budgets.

    Make 15-20% of the population Arab and North African Muslim in a France, Netherlands, or Germany, or Denmark. Then, I’ll be willing to consider comparisons with the US’s 25% black/hispanic demographics.

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  • Could someone please provide a link to the article on Curitiba?
    Thanks in advance

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  • Now I looked at the NYT article, and, yes, apparently this building is supposed to look like a giant periscope: “Neutelings and Riedijk’s Shipping and Transport College peers like a periscope over the port of Rotterdam.”

    Perhaps the architects were under the impression that most Dutch shipping and transport is via submarine?

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  • Success led to (domestic) immigration, from more rural areas, particularly of browner-skinned, more “third world”-looking migrants…The result? Curitiba’s enlightened master plan is now strained, and its environment and livability are backsliding with sewage polluting its rivers, etc.

    People of non-Western cultures desire the advantages of civilized life, but many of them don’t want to live by the rules. In our modern PC, non-discriminating world, that means that people of lower standards will ALWAYS drive out people with higher ones. The lower standard folks are more than happy to live next door to people who don’t play loud music, don’t commit crimes, clean up their trash, mow their lawns, don’t park their cars on the grass, and take down their Christmas decorations sometime before July.

    People with higher standards can’t stand it. That’s one reason neighborhood covenants, in spite of all the intrusiveness, have become so common. No one likes the lady who tears down their yard sale signs and tries to ban Christmas lights, but better her than the Clampett family (to be racially sensitive) living next door.

    It’s a solid argument for the fact that race is very real, and more than just skin deep. It relates, I suppose, to genealogy and gene flow between various groups.

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  • Dave,

    Sounds similar to the problems the Paraguayan Mennonites have been having. Here is an article from a few years ago.

    It tells you something about the complete lack of productivity of Latin Americans when intentionally primitive German Mennonites are one of the great success stories of your society. Can you imagine Americans chasing after the Amish like that?

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  • re: Curitiba

    A metaphor for the whole Western world, no?

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  • Dave says:

    Steve,

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention the article on the city of Curitiba in Brazil. It bears some relevance to the immigration debate here, though the author of the article didn’t bother to connect the dots.

    Curitiba, as the Times reporter noted, was largely populated by the descendants of European immigrants. Under far-sighted leadership of urban planners and architects like Jaime Lerner, the city became a model for the possibilities of building a livable, ecologically sound, pedestrian-friendly city. Success led to (domestic) immigration, from more rural areas, particularly of browner-skinned, more “third world”-looking migrants, according to the writer of the article.

    The result? Curitiba’s enlightened master plan is now strained, and its environment and livability are backsliding with sewage polluting its rivers, etc.

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  • Mark says:

    The article claims two benefits for the office under the pond: security and temperature regulation (sic). But of the two they really emphasized security.

    Doesn’t it say something sad that, in an era of “democracy,” the government feels such pressing need to protect itself against its own citizens?

    It says something sad – but mostly not about the citizens.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I particularly liked the one about the tax collection office under a reflecting pool (urban speak for pond)in the Netherlands (Apeldoorn). The article claims two benefits for the office under the pond: security and temperature regulation (sic). But of the two they really emphasized security. Apparently the pond stood in for razor wire and other security measures.

    Would it really take a genius (particularly in the Netherlands) to figure out how to pull a plug from a dike? Got tax problems, no worries. Nothing a stick of dynamite casually pitched out of a passing car window wouldn’t fix…

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